Corporate Sponsors

Our corporate sponsors financially support a particular event, and in turn have the opportunity to provide the volunteers for that event, giving their employees the opportunity to see firsthand where the company's dollars are going to support the local community.

Benefits of Partnering with Special Olympics Delaware include:

  • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Special Olympics Delaware athletes.
  • Official association with Special Olympics Delaware - an organization with a favorable public image that provides important services to the local community.
  • Acknowledgement of sponsorship in Special Olympics Delaware statewide circulated publications (print and electronic).
  • Opportunity to use sponsorship status in corporate communications and advertising materials.
  • Corporate banners prominently displayed at competitions and/or special events.
  • Opportunity for customer involvement in cause-related marketing promotions.
  • Team-building opportunities for employees through involvement as volunteers that help provide spirit and excitement at Special Olympics Delaware events (creating public awareness for your organization as a caring corporate citizen).
To find out more about our sponsorship opportunities, contact Ann Grunert at 302-831-3480 or agrunert@udel.edu.

 

Premiere Sponsors

Guardian Sponsors

Community Sponsors

 

Premiere Sponsors

 

 

Chase is the presenting sponsor of Fall Festival. This four-sport event is made possible not only due to the company's financial support, but the efforts of hundreds of Chase employees who volunteer countless hours to provide our athletes with a first-class event.

 

DuPont is the official sponsor of Summer Games. DuPont not only provides the necessary funds to run the games, but hundreds of employees who volunteer in various areas to help make the games possible.

 

 

Continuing the effort first started by the late Winnie Spence, SODE Board Member Barbara Spence accompanies a Special Olympics athlete to every club's dinner at some point during the year seeking donations for the organization. In addition, the Lions Club International is a major sponsor of the Healthy Athletes Opening Eyes program, providing funds and people power to enhance this critical component of Healthy Athletes.

 
 

 

In addition to its financial support as sponsor of the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge, Wawa stores throughout the state serve as plunge headquarters during the month of January. Bears can pick up Plunge information and customers who don't want to brave the cold water, but still want to support the cause, can leave their change in money boxes located in every store. Wawa was also the presenting sponsor of Team Delaware at the 2014 USA Games.

 

 

 

 

Guardian Sponsors

Bank of America sponsors volunteer recruitment and coaches training and education.

 

The Reindeer Run and Romp is sponsored by the Bank of New York Mellon. This family-oriented 5k competitive run and fun walk is part of the city of Newark's Winterfest, held the first Friday night in December.

 

Brandywine Realty Trust owns the 300 Delaware Avenue Building in Wilmington, site of SODE's newest and most thrilling fundraiser -- Over the Edge.

 

 

Delmarva Power is the presenting sponsor of Ride to the Tide.

 

Discover is the presenting sponsor of the New Castle County Bowling Tournament and the aquatics venue at Summer Games.

 

Dow sponsors SODE's annual Night of Heroes and the Olympic Village at Summer Games.

 

 

One of SODE's most popular team sporting events, the State Basketball Tournament, is sponsored by Farmers Insurance. Providing the financial resources and peoplepower for the event, the company ensures our basketball teams compete in a first-class tournament.

 

 

FedEx sponsors the Truck Convoy by not only providing finanical resources but also entering several trucks that take part in this popular event.

 

The Hockessin Athletic Club opens its doors to our athletes to train. In addition, each summer the club organizes a fundraiser during its summer camp with proceeds benefting Special Olympics.

 

Jack Lingo Realtor sponsors the annual Run to the Plunge, held as part of the Polar Bear Plunge Weekend Festival.

 

New Castle County Fire Service sponsors Over the Edge.

 

TD Bank sponsors SODE's newest and most thrilling fundraiser -- Over the Edge. In addition, the employees celebrate our athletes through a Be a Fan campaign at each Delaware branch during the spring months. TD Bank also sponsors the Pooch Plunge at the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge.

 

Walmart sponsors the annual Truck Convoy, not just financially but also entering several trucks in the annual trek through scenic Sussex County.

 

WBOC/Fox 21 Delmarva are the media sponsors for the Truck Convoy, Ride to the Tide and the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge.

 

 

Community Sponsors

 

 

Brandywine Electronics provides the sound system for the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge and the Ride to the Tide. 

 

Blue Knights-Chapter 1 sponsors the Ride to the Tide, providing oversight of the event involving marketing and recruiting.

 

 

Capitol One sponsors the entertainment during the Reindeer Run.

 

 

Citi Group sponsors the bocce venue at Summer Games and its employees provide the volunteers necessary to run the venue.

 

 

 

Corporation Service Company sponsors the tennis venue at Summer Games, providing not only financial resources but its companies volunteers to ensure a successfully run tournament.
 
 
Delaware Air National Guard provides logistical support at Summer Games.

 

The Delaware State Fairgrounds is the gracious host of the annual Truck Convoy, which takes place each fall. The Fairgrounds provide truckers with the perfect spot to gather, deploy and return to celebrate the event.

 
The Delaware State Troopers Association sponsors Dodgeball Madness, allowing participants to re-live their youth.

 

 

DuPont Country Club offers our golfers and Unified partners free access to its Montchanin Course for outings.

 

Edgewell Personal Care is a sponsor of the School Bowling Tournament held in Dover.

 

Enterprise sponsors the field events of the Track & Field venue at Summer Games.

 

 

 

Jake's Seafood House provides lunch for more than 500 bikers and passengers at the conclusion of the annual Ride to the Tide. You'd be amazed at the appetites after a long ride, and SODE appreciates the hospitality.

 

JLL provides the resources and people-power to handle all of the logistical needs at Fall Festival.

 

M&T Bank sponsors the School Bowling Tournament in New Castle.

 

Nicola Pizza provides the hot pizza and chili after the plunge and is an official sponsor of the Law Enforcement Torch Run send-off ceremony in Rehoboth Beach.

 

Perdue Farms sponsors the festival that is held following the Truck Convoy.

 

Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk Buddy Walk sponsors the 5k Run to the Plunge.

 

 

Rommel's Harley Davidson is the host sponsor of the Ride to the Tide.

 

 

Swift Pools is a sponsor of the UD Polar Plunge.

 

Employees of Wells Fargo volunteer their time as the softball venue at Summer Games.

 

More than 50 WSFS employees volunteer at the New Castle County Bowling Tournament.

 

The YMCA of Delaware allows Special Olympics Delaware programs to have access to YMCAs across the state free of charge, providing athletes and teams first-class practice facilities to further enhance their training opportunities.